Jefferson Davis in Blue The Life of Sherman's Relentless Warrior History Book Club Selection



❮PDF / Epub❯ ☀ Jefferson Davis in Blue The Life of Sherman's Relentless Warrior History Book Club Selection Author Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr. – E17streets4all.co.uk Besides his illustrious name Jefferson Columbus Davis who fought for the Union is best known for two appalling actions the September 1862 murder of General William Bull Nelson his former commanding of Besides in Blue The Life Kindle - his illustrious name Jefferson Columbus Davis in Blue PDF ☆ who fought for the Union is best known for two appalling actions the September murder of General William Bull Nelson his former commanding officer and the abandonment of hundreds of African American refugees to the mercy of the Confederate cavalry at Ebenezer Creek during Sherman's march through Georgia in Not surprisingly historians have generally dismissed Davis Davis in Blue The Life eBook Ñ as a reckless assassin a racist a journeyman soldier at best and an embarrassment to the Lincoln Jefferson Davis PDF \ war effort But as Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr and Gordon D Whitney demonstrate in the first biography of the unredeemed general such smoke of notoriety obscures the real story of a complex military leaderThrough careful research and absorbing prose Hughes and Whitney bring order to the muddle of contradictions that was Davis's life and offer an impartial profile of the solider and the man They describe his distinguished service in the Mexican War and at Fort Sumter and his rapid advancement to general officer Although Davis in Blue PDF Í Davis's sensational killing of Nelson for which he was never tried undoubtedly damaged his career the authors show that he was venerated by professional military men even as he was vilified by civilians They also follow Davis into his postwar career first as a commissioner with the Freedmen's Bureau and then as an influential commander in territorial AlaskaWith this study Hughes and Whitney shatter the collective memory of Jef Davis as a grim destructive child of war and replace it with a rounded portrait of Davis in Blue The Life eBook Ñ an energetic faithful patriot who must be remembered for his splendid contributionsas well as his startling failures.Jefferson Davis in Blue The Life of Sherman's Relentless Warrior History Book Club Selection

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Jefferson Davis in Blue The Life of Sherman's Relentless
  • Hardcover
  • 544 pages
  • Jefferson Davis in Blue The Life of Sherman's Relentless Warrior History Book Club Selection
  • Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr.
  • English
  • 19 January 2014
  • 9780807127773

12 thoughts on “Jefferson Davis in Blue The Life of Sherman's Relentless Warrior History Book Club Selection

  1. says:

    Jefferson C Davis had a uniue history when the Civil War broke out he was a sergeant who served during the Mexican American War who then got a direct commission into the US Army when a promised slot at West Point failed to appear He found himself at Fort Sumter when the first shots of the Civil War were fired and was soon embroiled in the confused fighting in the border state of Missouri He next found himself in Kentucky during the 1862 Confederate invasion and the event which would follow him for the rest of his life took place in Louisville the murder of General William Nelson following a heated argument as to the best means to defend the cityThe author does an excellent job of examining the whole incident with Nelson and explaining why no charges were ever made against General Davis He also does a great job of discussing Davis's rise from brigade commander to corps commander serving in the Atlanta campaign the March to the Sea and the Carolina Campaign His postwar career in Alaska and the Modoc War are also dealt with A lot of information but well worth the read

  2. says:

    The bio labors under the handicap that Davis left no papers behind So we never truly understand certain passages from his life The book itself also suffers from issues related to the partial battle narratives included While it is natural for a bio to focus on the operations of a particular unit there were several points particularly in the Atlanta campaign portions which were difficult to understand without outside references Review by an outside reader less familiar with the Civil War would likely have helped However it's uite interesting to cover Davis' post war career on the West Coast and Alaska

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